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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 41–50 out of 320 events
from February 11, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17

Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in…
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell

at NY School of Interior Design, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Garden writer Marta McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Bronx: Birding

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in NYC? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Staten Island: Puppet Show

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get set to hear and see Native American stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn to about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Queens: Our Furry Friends

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Many unique mammals can be found in NYC parks. Get a chance to learn about their many adaptations, compare replica skulls, and feel real animal pelts.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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